L&T combine their unique styles and personal interests to create a modern acoustic folk-pop sound complete with both smooth, soulful vocals & acoustic depth and edge. Ty pulls classic rock influences from bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd along with both classical & jazz training from Berklee. He often gets comments on how his intricate acoustic guitar playing is unique as it mirrors electric guitar stylistic choices. Lisette has old country roots, borrows vocal riffing styles from pop music, and also has jazz & classical training. They both began their music journey together while studying jazz music in university and the rest is history.
From rock to country, pop to jazz, L&T combine it all with a rare acoustic vibe that has left a lasting impression with audiences both on land and at sea..
Lisette & Tyler released their debut album titled “Lost at Sea” in 2020 earning them over 10,000 streams on Spotify for their first original music release. This 4-song EP was written while they worked on cruise ships, and speaks of happiness, love, mental health and self-discovery. The duo share 4 years working together in the cruise ship entertainment industry, 7 years of performing music together and 20+ years in the field of music.
From performances at venues such as the Cosmos stage at Caesars Windsor, L&T have traveled abroad and performed at venues across Southwestern-Ontario, in the United States, and even the seven seas while working on cruise ships.
L&T focus much of their free time to sharing content, networking, and keeping in touch with their followers, friends, family and fans on social media.
L&T are both BMUS alumni from the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts. Lisette also holds a minor in Studio Art; she designed the L&T logo as well as most of the promotional material and content you see on their socials. Tyler also holds a Masters in Contemporary Performance from the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain; he is the sound engineer of the group and is often the one you will see mixing their sound at live shows.
L&T embody the phrase “less is more” with their compact set-up and complex sound. Booking inquiries: stage venues, live music bars, weddings, corporate events, dinner parties, cocktail hours, or other live music events.
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LABOUR of LOVE
Lisette & Tyler, or L&T for short, are both a business venture and a love story. Whenever someone asks how long they've been together, or how they started as a duo, Lisette likes to tell them "[she] knew Tyler before he knew [she] existed." Scroll down memory lane to learn more about our story...
2020: TWICE AS MUCH FUN
"Hey everyone! Thanks for reading! After 7 years together, we tied the knot September 5th, 2020!!
Though travels were suspended due to COVID-19, we are thrilled to have released our debut EP "Lost at Sea" back in March of in 2020 and so happy to have started our next chapter in life together as Mr. & Mrs. in 2021 and beyond!
In the spirit of new year’s resolutions, our future projects include blogging, building our email list to start a monthly newsletter, & contining to write and release new music, share our travel adventures, and never-ending love story!"
Want to know what we're up to now? See: EVENTS
A WHOLE NEW DUO
The Carnival Inspiration 2019 marked L&T's first cruise contract as a Duo. During this time, they focused on learning new songs, developing their new sound, and expanding their versatility with new equipment. They also spent more time connecting with guests and engaging with their growing audience on social media.
While home, L&T made monthly appearances at Caesars Windsor while focusing their free time on future wedding plans, and writing/recording original music for their EP 'Lost at Sea'. This brought them to their next ship: the Carnival Liberty where the duo continued wedding planning, finishing their EP & releasing a series of new cover videos online.
TIME TO TRAVEL
It was in 2016 that the couple applied to Carnival Entertainment together. Lisette graduated in the summer, and they joined the Carnival Inspiration in the fall, as members of the Showband "Imagine Blue." They also volunteered to perform as a duo onboard, for the ship's weekly Captain's Celebration. This was a learning experience as entertainers, musicians and team members, gaining knowledge and friendships while travelling from Long Beach, California to Baja Mexico and Catalina Island for 6 months.
After returning home, the duo continued gigging, landing their debut performance at Caesars Windsor casino's COSMOS Stage in 2017. In addition, Tyler earned a position in the pit orchestra for Windsor Light Musical Theatre's production of Mamma Mia! and Lisette put her StudioArt Minor to use, launching her own artist shop, as an art vendor, and graphic designer @lisettestudio.
Their second cruise contract brought them to Galveston, Texas and Cozumel, Mexico, as members of the Showband "Sail Force One" on the Carnival Valor. They continued to learn new repertoire in multiple genres and had the opportunity to perform in the Playlist Production main stage show "America Rocks." L&T also performed weekly as a duo in the ship's Red Frog Pub. This seven month contract was the stepping stone for them to transition into the Mainstream Duo position with Carnival Cruise Line.
GOING THE DISTANCE
In 2013, Tyler was accepted to study abroad at the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain, where he completed his 1-year Masters Program in Contemporary Studio Performance. L&T successfully embraced the long-distance relationship during their studies, and Lisette travelled to Europe to see him graduate in 2014.
Ty was the first to accept a contract with Carnival Cruise Line in the Summer of 2015. Later that year, he also taught as a session instructor for the Guitar Techniques class at the University of Windsor.
The now-married couple are 3 years apart. They met in high school, where Lisette's father taught Tyler in guitar class. T's talent and handsome charm left a lasting impression, and earned him the spot as L's secret crush in her Grade 12 year book, even after he had already graduated!
The duo started dating November of 2012 while attending university, and gigging with fellow music students around town. They began their professional journey together as a Jazz Duo, frequenting local corporate events, weddings, and dinner/cocktail parties, with the repertoire they learned in the jazz program at the U of W's School of Creative Arts, and the rest is history.
See what L&T are up to now: EVENTS